Can Cole Dominate Blue Jays for Second Time in Six Days?


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Gerrit Cole dominated the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week, and now he has a chance to do it again with the Yankees sitting as -240 moneyline favorites. Photo via @NewsdaySports (Twitter).

  • Gerrit Cole and the Yankees have had the upper hand against the Blue Jays this season, and the are favored on Tuesday, Sept. 22
  • The Houston Astros have won 24 of their past 26 against the Seattle Mariners
  • Check out the early odds and picks for MLBโ€™s Tuesday slate (Sep. 22nd)

Itโ€™s not everyday that a pair of pitchers has the opportunity to matchup against each other twice in the same week. But thatโ€™s what will happen Tuesday, September 22nd, as Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees face Tanner Roark and the Toronto Blue Jays.

The first round went to Cole and the Pinstripes, but is there an argument to take the underdog Blue Jays in the second go-round? Check out the odds below and see for yourself.

NB:ย The table below displays all Sep. 22nd games open for betting as of 10:00 pm ET, Sep. 21st. It may not contain all games scheduled for Sep. 22nd.

MLB Odds: Sep. 22nd

Team (Starter) Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Philadelphia Phillies (A. Nola) -175 -1.5 (+110) Over 7.0 (+110) 3:05 pm (Game 1)
Washington Nationals (A. Voth) +161 +1.5 (-130) Under 7.0 (-130)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Cleveland Indians (S. Bieber) -227 -1.5 (-115) Over 7.5 (-115) 6:10 pm
Chicago White Sox (R. Lopez) +205 +1.5 (-105) Under 7.5 (-105)
Team (Starter) Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
New York Yankees (G. Cole) -240 -1.5 (-150) Over 9.0 (-120) 6:37 pm
Toronto Blue Jays (T. Roark) +216 +1.5 (+130) Under 9.0 (+100)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Cincinnati Reds (S. Gray) -144 -1.5 (+130) Over 8.0 (-115) 6:40 pm
Milwaukee Brewers (B. Anderson) +133 +1.5 (-150) Under 8.0 (-10)5
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
New York Mets (S. Lugo) +115 +1.5 (-155) Over 7.5 (+100) 7:10 pm
Tampa Bay Rays (B. Snell) -125 -1.5 (+135) Under 7.5 (-120)
Team (Starter) Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Boston Red Sox (N. Pivetta) -108 -1.5 (+165) Over 10.0 (+100) 7:30 pm
Baltimore Orioles (K. Akin) -102 +1.5 (-190) Under 10.0 (-120)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Kansas City Royals (B. Singer) +107 +1.5 (-150) Over 9.0 (-120) 8:05 pm
St. Louis Cardinals (A. Gomber) -117 -1.5 (+130) Under 9.0 (+100)
Team (Starter) Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Los Angeles Angels (G. Canning) +146 +1.5 (-135) Over 9.0 (-115) 9:10 pm
San Diego Padres (Z. Davies) -158 -1.5 (+115) Under 9.0 (-105)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Houston Astros (F. Valdez) -170 -1.5 (-110) Over 9.0 (+100) 9:10 pm
Seattle Mariners (L. Newsome) +157 +1.5 (-110) Under 9.0 (-120)
Team (Starter) Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Arizona Diamondbacks (C. Smith) -132 -1.5 (+135) Over 9.0 (-120) 9:10 pm
Texas Rangers (J. Lyles) +122 +1.5 (-155) Under 9.0 (+100)
Team (Starter) Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Los Angeles Dodgers (D. May) -170 -1.5 (+105) Over 9.0 (-110) 4:10 pm
Oakland Athletics (F. Montas) +157 +1.5 (-125) Under 9.0 (-110)
Team (Starter) Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
San Francisco Giants (TBD) -121 -1.5 (+170) Over 8.5 (+100) 4:10 pm
Colorado Rockies (K. Freelander) +111 +1.5 (-195) Under 8.5 (-120)

Odds as of Sept. 21st at DraftKings.

Pick 1: Yankees Moneyline (-240) vs Blue Jays

Reasoning: Cole/Roark rematch has a clear favorite for a reason.

When Gerrit Cole and Tanner Roark faced off on Sept. 16, a 13-2 win for New York, the starting pitchers had glaringly different stat lines.

Cole tossed seven innings with just three hits and one run allowed, while Roark gave up six hits and six runs in 4.1 innings. Roark allowed more home runs (four) than Cole allowed hits, to give you an idea.

For a Yankees team that got beat up pretty badly by the Blue Jays on Monday, itโ€™s nice to see Cole back on the mound. He has allowed just one run over his past two starts, winning them both.

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Pick 2: Astros Moneyline (-170) vs Mariners

Reasoning: Houston has dominated recent history against the Mariners.

The Seattle Mariners might be an interesting pick right now because they have something to play for, sitting a handful of games outside the wild-card picture. But that probably doesnโ€™t matter much in a head-to-head matchup that has been utterly dominated by their opponent.

Houston has won six of seven against Seattle this year and an astounding 24 of 26 over the past two seasons. Thatโ€™s worth banking on.

The Astrosโ€™ moneyline looks all the better when the pitching matchup of Framber Valdez (4-3, 3.82 ERA) versus Ljay Newsome (0-1, 6.35 ERA) is put into focus.

A two-team parlay on the Yankees and Astros at -240 and -170, respectively, would pay out at +125.

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